Sustainable Way To Experience Jianshui Old Town & Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Unlike the world famous Dali, Lijiang or Shangri-La, the Southern part of Yunnan still remains its authenticity and traditions. In this very part of China, you may have many opportunities to encounter Non-touristy villages, centuries-old architectures and friendly folks, you may also be enchanted by colorful minority groups, busy rural markets and jaw-dropping view of the Rice Terraces.
In a word, the Southern part of Yunnan is a perfect place for travelers to avoid the mass tourism and experience the real China.
Through different eco experiences arranged in this tour, you will be taken to genuine places and to explore their hidden treasures: natural landscape, people's daily life, cultural & historical atmosphere.
Cycling, hiking, home-staying and enjoying home cooked meals will be highlights of this tour.
If you like alternative or sustainable traveling, you should be here, experience and see the difference.
This tour can be customized according to your needs.
Day 1, Kunming-Jianshui
A. Meet up your private guide and car with driver.
B. Hike 2 hours in the less touristy "Black Stone Forest".
C. Visit a 300 years old arch bridge.
D. Visit an ancient village with well preserved architectures. Home stay in a villager's traditional wooden house (Private room, public shower)
Day 2, Jianshui
A. 3 Hours cycling to a Non-touristy village. Explore the village.
B. Enjoy a home cooked lunch with locals.
C. Visit the Jianshui old town.
Day 3, Jianshui-Yuanyang
A. Head to the Yuanyang Rice Terraces.
B. 2-4 hours hiking through different villages and rice terraces.
C. Watch the sunset at the rice terraces.
Day 4, Yuanyang
A. View the sunrise at the rice terraces.
B. Visit a minority market. See different costumes wearing tribes and wander around the market.
C. Another 2-4 hours hiking in Yuanyang, explore the life and interesting things happening in rice terraces.
Day 5, Yuanyang-Kunming
A. Visit another minority market around Yuanyang.
B. Back to Kunming. End of the tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Day 1, meet up at your hotel lobby or a specific place in Kunming
Duration: 5 days
This tour can be customized shorter or longer according to your preference.
7 Seats MPV - Maxus G10
Different vehicles could be arranged upon different group sizes. Please inform me to customized your tour.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 CNY - A. 380 CNY per person, for the entrance fees to Stone Forest, Zhu family's garden, Confucius temple, Rice terraces etc.
B. 400-600 CNY per person, for food & drinks not specified in the itinerary.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. If needed, I can arrange you a separate car and experienced driver.